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Cineflix Rights sells Coroner to The CW Network

From a media release:

Cineflix Rights has sold the CBC Original drama series Coroner to The CW Network, allowing U.S. viewers to watch the global hit series for the first time.

Coroner (16×60’), Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films, and Cineflix Studios for the CBC) is a character driven one-hour drama about Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan, Ballers), a recently widowed, newly appointed coroner who investigates any suspicious, unnatural or sudden deaths in Toronto. Each death brings Jenny into a new arena in the city and sparks buzzworthy themes. Jenny taps into her intuition, as much as her intellect and heart, as she solves cases along with the help of Homicide Detective Donovan “Mac” McAvoy (Roger Cross, Arrow, The X-Files), a man who isn’t afraid of challenging the status quo; pathologist Dr. Dwayne Allen (Lovell Adams-Gray, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Power Book II: Ghost), his assistant River Baitz (Kiley May, It: Chapter Two); and Alison Trent (Tamara Podemski, Run, Unsettled), Jenny’s assistant who keeps it real. And while Jenny solves mysterious deaths, she also deals with clinical anxiety, a teenage son, Ross (Ehren Kassam, Degrassi: Next ClassDegrassi: The Next Generation), who is still grieving the death of his father, and the prospect of starting a new relationship with the enigmatic Liam (Éric Bruneau, Trop).

Coroner was the highest rated new Canadian drama in more than four years, reaching two million viewers when the season launched on the CBC. Following with NBCUniversal International Networks to acquire rights in various territories, Coroner was the highest-ever rated series launch on Universal TV in the UK.

Coroner is a CBC Original Series. It is executive produced by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Adrienne Mitchell (Bellevue, Played), Jonas Prupas (Collision Course), Brett Burlock (Pure, Ascension), and Peter Emerson (Pure, The Firm), and is produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films, and Cineflix Studios. The CW Network deal was brokered on Cineflix’s behalf by APA’s Kyle Loftus.


Coroner and Jann capture WGC Screenwriting Awards

From a media release:

In an awards presentation unlike any other for the Writers Guild of Canada, host Gavin Crawford announced the winners of the 24th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards via the Guild’s YouTube channel this evening. Winners of 2020’s top prizes include Jann Arden & Jennica Harper (JANN), Noelle Carbone (Coroner), Laura Phillips (Sweetness in the Belly) and Nance Ackerman & Ariella Pahlke & Teresa MacInnes (Conviction). Congratulations to 2020’s talented winners and nominees.

WGC special awards were also presented, with the WGC Showrunner Award going to Dennis Heaton, the Sondra Kelly Award to Cynthia Knight, and Nathalie Younglai receiving the Alex Barris Mentorship Award. 

In light of the cancellation of the 2020 physical awards ceremony due to COVID-19, this year’s winners will also be celebrated at the 25th Annual WGC Screenwriting Awards, which are set for April 26, 2021, at Toronto’s Koerner Hall.



Hotel Transylvania: The Series, “Better Know Your Mavis” | Written by Mark Steinberg 


JANN, “The Big House” | Story by Jann Arden & Jennica Harper, Teleplay by Jennica Harper 


Conviction | Written by Nance Ackerman & Ariella Pahlke & Teresa MacInnes 


Coroner, “All’s Well” | Written by Noelle Carbone 


Sweetness in the Belly | Written by Laura Phillips 


Thicker Than Water | Written by David Elver & Andrea Stevens 


Dino Dana, “Dino Prints” | Written by J.J. Johnson & Christin Simms & Amish Patel 


Save Me, “Birdie’s End” | Written by Fabrizio Filippo 


Creeped Out, “The Takedown” | Written by Emma Campbell 


Cynthia Knight


Nathalie Younglai


Dennis Heaton


Links: Coroner, Season 2 finale

From Heather M. of The Televixen:

Link: Coroner Season 2 finale preview + chat with Adrienne Mitchell and Morwyn Brebner
“[There] was actually a real Dr. John Fernandes, who was a consultant on our show who died suddenly And so we wanted to do something to honour John and it came from there.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Coroner: Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell talk “Fire, Pt.  2”
“The challenges are so great because there’s so much stuff that you could do. It’s all about paring it back to the essentials. How do we tie up these storylines and leave space to grow into future seasons? It was really hard this season.” Continue reading.

From Bill Brioux of Brioux.com:

Link: Roger Cross helps Coroner draw a sheet over the Season 2 finale
“He is this rigid police officer whose gotten there by doing things his own way and now here is this person who’s come into his life and made him second guess some things. McAvoy can’t help thinking, ‘Maybe you’re not in as much control as you thought you are.’” Continue reading.

From Heather M. of The Televixen:

Link: Adrienne Mitchell and Morwyn Brebner discuss the Coroner season finale
“[Donovan] is a romantic. He is a deep soul, and [we wanted to show] what it’s like to be that person in the middle of also doing this job where you can’t have those feelings. It was really great to be able to give him those moments.” Continue reading.